August 23, 2010


Happy Monday everyone!!  Sorry you have not heard from me in awhile, but I did not prepare posts for while I was gone because I really just wanted to concentrate on relaxing and enjoying my family that was here! And, I did! But, I am ready to get back to work again so I am starting off this week with the Stampin' Connection Sketch Challenge card which is being hosted by my fellow team-member Liz!  It is a great sketch this week so I hope those of you who are demos head on over to Stampin' Connection and check it out!  I made this card for my son Tyler for his first day of school today - yes, I made one for Kayla too, and I will share that one tomorrow *wink*  Tyler's school colors are purple, black, and white so that is what I used on this card. I used a couple of different stamp sets on this card.  I stamped the base of the card in Crumb Cake classic ink(121030) using the Wonderfully Worn background stamp (118533-wood). It may be hard to see in the pic, but it really enhances the look of the card.  The second one is the Go Graduate(120054-clear) set from the Summer Mini catty.  This is such a great set for anything to do with school! Just look at how cute that owl is! The summer mini catalog is only good until the end of this month so if you want this set, or any other in this great little mini, you can order online so you don't miss out! Remember, once it's gone, it's gone! The third set is called Word Play(120651-clear) and is availabe in the main catalog - I love this set, it has fabulous sayings in it and they are all designed with a play on words which makes them really fun to use! I also used some of the fun Newsprint Designer Series paper(117166), which I love because it is sooooo versatile, it can be used on tons of different projects and they all look great! This particular piece has large alphabet letters on it and so it fit my needs perfectly :-)  I did some embossing and also used my new Big Shot die called the Scalloped Square Duo from the Holiday Mini which will go live on September 1st - you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this mini!!!  Lastly, I added some brads and of course one of the new fabulous buttons we have, and then I was done! I gave it to Tyler this morning and he actually smiled (Tyler does not smile until at least noon, LOL!) And, he let me take his picture, a feat that has been getting harder each year he gets older but I have been doing this since they all started school!
Here is a pic of my very handsome High School Junior his first day!  Okay, so it's not a huge smile, but hey, I will take what I can get, LOL!! Anytime I can get the kids to stand still for a picture these days is a major victory in my book - they see me getting out the camera and they run and hide! I remember when they use to pose for me *sigh* but those days are long gone!! I hope you like my sketch card, I sure had fun making it! Now, I am off to work on my workshops for this week - I have four so lots of work to do! Tomorrow night is my downline meeting as well so I need to make some special things for them as well - I just love my downline, each and every one of them! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some love - it means the world to me!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla card stock, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Inks - Concord Crush classic stampin' pad and stampin' write marker, Crumb Cake classic stampin' pad, Stazon (black)
Stamps - Word Play, Go Graduate, Wonderfully Worn
Tools - Big Shot, Big Dots and Square Lattice embossing folders, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, Scalloped Border edge punch, Itty Bitty circle punch, Corner rounder punch
Accessories - Brights buttons, Brights brads, twine


Alex said...

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Crystal said...

This is one great card Alex.......Welcome home sweetie!!

Deb said...

beautiful card Alex, glad you had a great relaxing vacation! hugs Debx

Andrea said...

Following you from SC, great cards!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty!!